Decision Maker Response
Boris Johnson
Mayor of London

Apr 8, 2014 — Dear Petitioner

Thank you for your email about the petition on Change.Org about the Metropolitan Police.

Following six weeks of public engagement, the Mayor of London has now announced that he has agreed to support the Metropolitan Police’s call to purchase water cannon to help enhance their response to riots or other serious and exceptional public disorder. The final decision on whether to license the water cannon for use on the UK mainland now rests with the Home Secretary.

Please find further details about the engagement process on this issue and how this decision was reached by following the link below:

Yours sincerely

Public Liaison Unit
Greater London Authority